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Pristimantis scopaeus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Strabomantinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from a couple of localities that are very close to one another in Paramo de los Valles, in the municipality of Cajamarca in Tolima Department, in the central Cordillera Oriental, Colombia, at altitudes of 3,400-3,680m asl. The range of this species could be wider, as the region to the south of the known localities has not been well surveyed.

Habitat and Ecology

It is typically found on low vegetation among grasses in páramo, and has also been recorded from pastureland. It breeds by direct development.

Population

It is not a common species.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

The major threat to this species is habitat loss caused by cattle grazing, and in particular the burning of the páramo in order to cause the grass to grow faster for the cattle to graze upon.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species does not include any protected areas, although the type locality is within an area protected for its role as a water catchment.

Citation

Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis scopaeus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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